[TowerTalk] Re: Two Die in Tower Accident
Wed, 22 Mar 2000 05:45:30 -0800 (PST)
A very sad incident. I can't get with the "victim
bashing" thread! These were guys with families and
were apparently trying to do a favor for a friend. It
doesn't matter whether they were CB'ers, hams, or
professionals. Maybe it was human error and maybe
some type of mechanical failure. If you think only
"dumb CB'ers" make catastrophic mistakes, check out
http://ethics.tamu.edu/ethics and see the story of
the collapse of a 1500 TV tower while being erected
with the loss of several lives and the complete
destruction of the tower and transmitter building.
This was being build by professionals.
Spring is almost here and I have tower work to do
myself. Lets all be safe and sensible, I don't want
to read any more stories like this!
73, Stew K3ND
--- K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 03/21/2000 11:09:07 AM Pacific
> Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> > A group of about eight people, including Deal, had
> gathered at his house
> > southwest of Morganton on Friday to build the
> tower as a birthday present.
> > It would have been about 73 feet tall, made of
> metal poles. The poles were
> > fastened together in a triangular shape about 1
> foot wide.
> > The men sunk the tower base in concrete four or
> five feet in the ground.
> Hmm. Sounds like a straight-sectioned homebrew
> tower that should've
> been guyed. Or better yet, no installed at all.
> Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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